President of the Association of Core Nollywood Producers, ANCOP, Comrade Alex Eyengho during the week slammed Nollywood practitioners who openly endorsed the failed re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement titled ‘Where Are The GEJ Jobbers In Nollywood?’, Eyengho described his colleagues as “Jobbers”, who almost became the Mr. President’s puppet. He accused them of creating a pseudo picture that the entire industry had endorsed the second term bid of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Eyengho said, “The die is cast. Losers and winners have emerged in the Presidential and NASS elections. From Nollywood perspective, we all know what some of my jobber colleagues did to create a pseudo picture that the entire industry had endorsed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ). Nothing can be poles away from the truth!
Apart from Chief (Dr.) Harris Chuma, my humble self and a few other practitioners in the industry who were circumspect by spearheading and coordinating the “Nollywood Team Buhari” with our personal meager resources, most of the regular jobbers in the industry reduced themselves to clappers and dancers for GEJ, Orubebe, Oronto Douglas, Kingsley Kuku and other failed politicians at various events of these politicians like birthday parties, burial ceremonies, political rallies, house warming, presidential dinners etc.
These colleagues of mine were in most cases reduced to servers of food and drinks at these gatherings. These guys have seriously misrepresented Nollywood before the general public. I don’t need to mention names. You know them as much as I do. I only hope we will have the opportunity to redeem our battered image and integrity as from May 29, 2015 when General Muhamadu Buhari takes over officially.
I will not be surprised if these same set of shameless Nollywood jobbers crawl back to Aso Rock as from May 29th, 2015! But guess what, we will mess them up big time when we get to that point. These are set of ingrates who benefitted immensely from the Fashola APC-led government in Lagos State. Again, these parasites know themselves. Fashola, Tinubu and indeed the APC government know them better now.”